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Their territories probably \expndtw6 lay in Central India.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li3726\fi468\ri191\sb0\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw9\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 Samudragupta then undertook the difficult task \expndtw7 of subjugating the monarchs of Daksinapatha. They \expndtw1 were defeated and captured, but the victor released and re-instated them, and thus won their allegiance by his \expndtw8 magnanimity. These rulers were :}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4428\fi-324\ri0\sb115\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw5\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (/) Mahendra of Kosala (Mahakosala or the dis- \loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'bb\'95\'95\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 ' tricts  of Bilaspur,  Raipur,  and  Sambhalpur).}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4064\fi0\ri0\sb4\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw8\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'ab\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 ) Vyaghraraja of Mahakantara (perhaps the wild}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4439\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 tracts of Gondwana ?).\super 2}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4432\fi-436\ri194\sb0\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw9\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (tit) \i0 Mantaraja of Korala (Korada in South India; \expndtw0 or the Sonpur region, its capital being Yayatina-\expndtw5 gari on the MahanadI).}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4378\fi-342\ri79\sb0\sa0\sl-238\slmult0\tx9324 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw7\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (iv) \i0 Mahendra of Pistapura (modern Pithapuram in\line \expndtw3 .the Godavarl district).{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\expndtw0 *}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4424\fi-331\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw10\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 (v) \i0 Svamidatta of Kottura on the hill (Kothoor in \expndtw3 the   Ganjam   district).   According   to   another \expndtw1 interpretation, the passage "Paistapuraka-Mahen- ; \expndtw0 dragiri-Kautturaka- Svamidatta"   signifies   "Sva\-\expndtw13 midatta who had his  seat at  Pistapur and at}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li3715\fi396\ri0\sb220\sa0\sl-198\slmult0\tx4230 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs20 1{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\expndtw1 Dr. Jayasval regarded Balavarman as "the second or \i abhiseka\line \i0\expndtw5 (coronation) name of Kalyanavarman," ruler of Pataliputra, who\line \expndtw3 is mentioned in the \i 'Kaumudl-M.ahotsava^ \i0 but is "left unnamed in\line verse 7" of the Allahabad Pillar inscription (/. J5. 0. K.. \i S., \i0 March-\line \expndtw6 June, 1933, p. 142).   Mr. K. N. Dikshit   \i (Proe. ist.  Or. Conf.>\line \expndtw1 192.0,   \i0 Vol. I, p. cxxiv),   however,   identifies   Balavarman   with\line \expndtw3 an ancestor of Bhaskaravarman of Assam, mentioned in a Nidhan-\line pur inscription \i (Ep. Ind., \i0 XII, pp. 73, 76).}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li3715\fi396\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-198\slmult0\tx4230 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs20 2{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\expndtw4 Dr. Raychaudhuri thinks that Mahakantara is identical with\line \expndtw6 "a wild tract of Central India, which probably included the Jaso\line \expndtw0 State" \i (Pol. Hist. Anc. Ind., \i0 4th ed., p. 452).    G. Ramdas, however,\line \expndtw5 identifies it with the "Jhad-Khand" Agency tracts of Ganjam and\line Vizagapatam \i (LH.Q., \i0 I, pt. 4, p. 684).}\par }